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Posted by: robert wagner (---.gardena-11rh16rt.ca.dial-access.att.net)
Date: January 12, 2004 10:41PM

read a poem in high school i think it was called the bells of le dam st marie.
a line if i remember was
"but the sweetest sound i ever heard were the bells of st marie"
i cant find the exact title or anything on this poem would love to get it for my daughter to read.

Re: lost poem title
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: January 12, 2004 11:04PM

The bells of San Marie
Text by John Masefield (1878-1967)
Set by John Ireland (1879-1962), published 1918.

It's pleasant in Holy Mary
By San Marie lagoon,
The bells they chime and jingle
From dawn to afternoon.
They rhyme and chime and mingle,
They pulse and boom and beat,
And the laughing bells are gentle
And the mournful bells are sweet.

Oh, who are the men that ring them,
The bells of San Marie,
Oh, who but the sonsie seamen
Come in from over sea.
And merrily in the belfries
They rock and sway and hale,
And send the bells a-jangle,
And down the lusty ale.

It's pleasant in Holy Mary
To hear the beaten bells
Come booming into music,
Which throbs, and clangs, and swells.
From sunset till the daybreak,
From dawn to afternoon,
In port of Holy Mary
On San Marie Lagoon.


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